“ Brand: New Look / Type: Boots „
I got these in the January sale as i couldn't resist - they're adorable! I got mine for the bargain price of £4, and the RRP was £16.99 so i was over the moon with my little bargain. Unfortunetly the product is out of stock on the New Look site so i am unaware if this is still bein sold at New Look or if this particular design has been discontiued so i'd reccomend popping to your local store if you're interested, after all with these been very winter orientated they will likely be on sale if New Look are still selling them.
When i bought my pair there were three different colours to choose from - black, grey or beige. I chose the beige as i feel it is more of a warm colour. Baring in mind i bought these in january, i wore them for a few months straight before the weather started improving and i found them to be really cosy, warm and comfy. The design of the boot is very 'Ugg' however it is obvious they aren't uggs because if i'm honest they do look a bit tacky!
The design is quite simple really, and has pretty (faux) fur lining around the top and down the edges, the sole is synthetic and quite chunky so it cushions my feet nicely and i can't feel the ground beneath me at all when wearing them (a problem i've had with a few of New Looks boots). The sole does have grips on it which makes the boots alot more sturdy for icy weather, however i personally wouldn't wear these in the snow or rain as i imagine they'd be a nightmare to dry! The boots are also furry inside which makes them extremely warm and comfy, a down side to his is that my feet can get a bit hot if i'm wearing the boots with socks so i usually wear trainer socks with them as they are thinner and don't bulk the boot up as much. They are ankle type boots and come just below mid calf on me.
Because the fur on the boots is white, i always have to avoid any mud/rain etc when wearing these as i doubt they are washable. The boots have a little plastic toggle on each side of the boot (different to the toggles in Dooyoo's picture), these keep the boot in shape and also add a bit of a design. I do like these but they're not really my 'style', i only wear these whenever i feel crappy and just want to feel comfortable rather than wearing them as a fashion accessory. They're really easy to just pull on without faffing about with laces or buckles. I usually pair mine with jeans and a hoodie, if paired with sweatpants on lazy days they look amazingly slouchy and make me feel really lazy so i try and avoid that outfit! Although they are so cosey they are best worn outside though rather than slippers because of the chunky sole, the boots aren't lightweight enough to be worn as slippers.
One thing i did notice is that these fit really snug, i'm a 5 but could of done with a 6 in hindsight as i find them a bit too tight around my toes! Another downside is that because of the style these are limited to winter time/january/febuary time - they'd look silly in summer and i wouldn't dream of wearing these with a pair of shorts! Overall for the price i paid i am happy with the boots but not in a million years would i of paid the RRP! They've lasted well since i got them and the fur is all in tact, the only downside is the worry of dirt when wearing these and the fact that they can get a bit too warm if paired with ankle socks.
In Chrisandmark Land it's winter until June. My summer clothes come out around mid-April, but they are always covered in woolier items until real sun breaks through - March and April sun just isn't right; it might be so bright (and low) that it has you stretching up in the car seat so as the visor can 'reach' it and block the glare out, but it's not warm. Today in Birmingham it was bloody freezing (and a bit windy) but the weirdos in our local shopping centre were shivering in shorts and f-ing t-shirts, even the resident wino had taken one of his many coats off.
I made one solitary comment about it to Mark and was shot down in flames (in retrospect, I'm aware my constant criticism of the weather irritates him so maybe I should have kept my mouth shut). I glanced over at his woolly beanie hat and Paddington coat, thereby causing his stinging rebuke to lose some of its sharpness, then down at my boots and thought 'God, I haven't reviewed these yet'!
I should as last night I wrote about an awful pair of New Look shoes, to redress the balance these are excellent boots. Costing just £10 (usual price not much higher) they are an Ugg-style boot with toggle fastening at the side. The toggles on my boots do 'work' (although they don't do much in the grand scheme of things), this is worth mentioning as my sister bought the same boots (same barcode and everything) but her toggles are sewn closed and are there simply for decoration. One point I will make is that Dooyoo have the wrong piccie above; the boots I have have just two toggles, and don't have that ridiculous strip of fur along the bottom of the boots. The wrong place for fur, imagine how quickly it would start looking dingy considering the dirt and exhaust fumes the average woman has to walk in on a daily basis in good old modern Britain.
The boots are available in charcoal and camel; being a shoe-obsessive I have a pair of each, with the charcoal ones just nudging ahead as my favourites. Because they stay cleaner longer. The camel ones look great though, it's just the fact that this colour picks up so much grime it's unbelievable and the cheaper the boots the quicker they look dirty in my opinion. Both pairs have lasted great and are excellent quality, I've worn the charcoal ones on almost a daily basis for the past month and there is barely any creasing across the toe or at the back of the boot. Looking at them now and comparing them to a more expensive pair of boots I can tell you they have lasted brilliantly, I hate it when this style of boot starts 'collapsing' at the back once you've worn them for a while but this doesn't happen with these and they still look smart.
The sole is extremely flat as you'd expect from this type of boots, it doesn't have much grip so I don't think they would be much good in the ice or snow (not that I go out in that horrible stuff if I can help it) but then again the boots aren't particularly waterproof so wouldn't protect your feet from the cold wet slush too well anyway. The insole has a good amount of cushioning so the boots are very comfortable to wear, I walked miles (well, about half a mile) in them yesterday and when I got home my feet were not only toasty warm but they didn't hurt a bit. And I hardly walk anywhere so any shoe-uncomfortableness is quickly felt!
The inside of the boots is completely furred, it's this which keeps my feet so warm and the fur is of much higher quality than you'd think for the cheap price of the boots. You can tell the quality of synthetic fur by the amount of fibres it loses on the average wear, hardly any of this comes out and by wearing black socks with the boots I can tell that this isn't a problem at all. The fur is still fluffy and it has retained it's crisp off-white colour, sometimes the fur on cheap boots can start yellowing after just a few wears but this hasn't happened with these and it doesn't really look like it's going to.
I'm more than happy with these New Look boots. I have a love/hate relationship with New Look shoes, I can't think of a single pair of theirs which I've been so-so about. They're either crap, or they're great. These ones are great, a real bargain which I'll definitely put up ready for next winter. Once I take them off in June.
I bought these around 6 weeks ago now, just to wear for walking to work, as I do own a pair of uggs which are the most comfiest pair of boots I have worn, but I don't like taking them off at work and leaving them in the staff room, as I have to change into my work shoes. My uggs are so expensive I just don't like the thought of leaving them in there!
So I bought this pair of boots in new look, for £16. I have them in black but I also saw them in grey and a nice beige colour. These are comfortable when you put your feet inside them, but nothing like a pair of uggs. You definitely can tell the difference, but these are only cheap. They are furry inside, and do keep your feet nice and warm, and they are also a nice fit but with plenty of room to move your toes around.
However if you have thick socks on, you may need to wear a size bigger because they do have quite a thick fur layer inside them. These boots have three toggles down the side of the them, but unfortunately after only a few weeks, some of the toggles have already come off mine! They looked odd after that, I ended up cutting them all off, and now just wear them plain with no toggles on. I am going to wear them a bit longer to get my wear out of them, even if they are just plain now! They are a bit too loose on the leg now the toggles have come off, but they are still wearable.
These boots have quite a thick sole, but do not keep your feet dry in the rain at all. The rain does soak in, so I would say these are really just to be worn for the look of them. They aren't a winter boot, which will keep your feet dry in the bad weather, they are too cheaply made.
Even though the toggles came off mine, I still wear them, they are still fine and comfortable to walk to work in, but I would definitely not recommend you buy them! Pay a bit more for something better made, and you will save money in the long run, as they would last longer!
Shame these boots fell apart, as they are stylish, cheap and comfortable, but I wouldn't rush out to buy them again! I will be sticking with my uggs!!
I love a pair of toastie, comfy boots in the winter and was so pleased to find this pair of toggle boots in New Look for an affordable price of £16.99 - and they are now even more of a snip at £10 in the sale. I just can't justify spending loads of money on footwear that I'll only wear for a few months each year, so this was a price that I was more than happy to pay. I find this style of boots perfect for the winter as I can tuck my jeans into the top of them and keep my toes nice and warm at the same time.
I must point out that the boots that I have and am reviewing are not quite the ones dooyoo have opted for in their picture above, but are still available to look at on the New Look website. The boots are ankle high and flat soled so perfect for casual wear in the autumn and winter months. The boots are available in two shades, 'pigeon' which is a dark grey colour with a slightly darker grey lining and 'stone henge' which is a creamy beige colour with a white lining. I opted for the stone henge colour. The boots are available from New Look in sizes 3-9.
The boots are described as having a 'suedette upper', which means that the outside has the texture of suede - which is a lovely smooth feel. Unfortunately, this also means that if you get the boots wet they will hold a watermark, which is pretty unattractive as a dry stain. Therefore, these boots are really only good for dry, cold days (I can recommend some good welly boots for wet days - please see my star print welly boot review!). They are also not very easy to clean, and with the light beige colour that I opted for, this means not practical for long walks in muddy fields - they really are just a fashion boot!
The soles are flat and chunky and made of the lightweight material that all of these fashion boots seem to be made of these days. I'm not entirely sure what it is, but it feels light like polystyrene (though thankfully more durable!). They have a good grip on them, but as they are made of this light material, if you tread on stones, they tend to leave an imprint.
The boots are lined with a thick, furry lining and this detail is also evident from the outside of the boot when worn as the style of the boot shows the material to 'come together' as if this is wrapped around the base of the leg, and the fur lining is displayed at this point. I think that this adds to the look of the boots and makes them appear to be luxurious and comfortable. The fur lining itself is really comfortable and makes the boots really warm and cosy to wear. Again, being white it means that it will show dirt quicker than most so care needs to be taken to keep this looking good as new! There is also a plastic toggle at the sides of the boots to add further detail to the design. When I purchased these boots, this was part of the attraction of them to me as I felt that it made the boots less plain but I was also worried about the durability of this detail and, if it were to break, would the boots be ruined? Happily the toggle detail does seem quite resilient (I have knocked these on a few occasions and they still remain in tact), so this, for me, is a nice feature.
I have quite wide feet and the boots fitted me perfectly, they are really cosy to wear and comfortable even to walk long distances in. The sole offers great impact absorption whilst walking so my feet do feel well cushioned, especially with the furry lining. They proved comfortable instantly and have not rubbed at all or resulted in any blisters like some new shoes do. I have also not encountered the problem that I have had with similar boots previously, which is where the lining has worn away at the back of my heel and caused rubbing (I must either have oddly shaped feet or walk funny, I'd rather the former!) so I'm really impressed with how these have worn.
Overall, I love my boots, but when purchasing you need to appreciate that they are a fashion boot. They will not stand up to more adverse weather conditions (although I have been out in the rain in these and happily my feet did remain dry!) and they are probably not going to last you more than a couple of winters. But, given the price I think that this is fair life span. I would recommend these if this is the type of boot you are after - they keep my feet warm and snug :o)